Today I am reviewing There Will be Stars by Billy Coffey.
Here is the brief synopsis:
No one in Mattingly ever believed Bobby Barnes would live to see old age. Drink would either rot Bobby from the inside out or dull his senses just enough to send his truck off the mountain on one of his nightly rides.
Although Bobby believes such an end possible—and even likely—it doesn’t stop him from taking his twin sons Matthew and Mark into the mountains one Saturday night.
A sharp curve, blinding headlights, metal on metal, his sons’ screams. Bobby’s final thought as he sinks into blackness is a curious one—there will be stars.
Yet it is not death that greets him beyond the veil. Instead, he returns to the day he has just lived and finds he is not alone in this strange new world. Six others are trapped there with him.
Bobby soon discovers that rather than the place of peace he had been led to believe he was in, it’s actually a place of secrets and hidden dangers. Along with three others, he seeks to escape, even as the world around him begins to crumble.
The escape will lead some to greater life, others to endless death . . . and Bobby Barnes to understand the deepest nature of love.
This might be a story you would enjoy — if it is, leave me a comment, and I’ll send you a copy of the book. For me, I don’t enjoy reading about the mistakes people make — and I can’t in good conscience recommend it for readers. It contains graphic violence and unsavory topics.
No one in Mattingly ever believed Bobby Barnes would live to see old age. Everyone thought he would eventually drive his truck off the mountain on one of his nightly rides. And guess what? He does! Unfortunately, he takes his twin sons Matthew and Mark with him. A sharp curve, blinding headlights, metal on metal, his sons’ screams.
Review © 2016 DJ Mynatt
I received a copy of this book from The Fiction Guild in exchange for an honest review.